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Other titles:ROYAL NAVY - TIPNER 4 FILM AND VIDEO COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: An account, with animated diagrams and detailed illustrative footage, showing the salvage of the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of Canada at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool, by members of Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. The salvage took place between 6 March and June 27th 1954.
Description: Empress of Canada had caught fire on January 1953; she later heeled to port and fell on her side. She lay on Gladstone Dock for over a year while plans were made for an elaborate salvage operation. First her funnels and external fixtures and fittings were removed.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Admiralty (Production company)
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 2000 ft (ca)
Notes: Credits: a statement at the beginning says "this film has been produced by the Director of Boom Defence and Marine Salvage, Admiralty, at the Admiralty Cinema, London with the cooperation of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Lab work and sound recording by Brent Laboratories Ltd".